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    That's Tim's handwriting on the first computer on the Web (this is the computer that Tim used to invent the WWW).

    A great article about CERN and what you are seeing in this picture is in this month's Scientific American here: www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-discovery-machine-hadron...

    I will have a video I shot of the tour up on FastCompany.tv on March 3.

    koehntopp, Etc., Denise Howell, and 105 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jeff Paine [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      This right here - started all this right here :)

    2. sean percival 76 months ago | reply

      nice! thats a NeXT box too!

    3. Darren Waters 76 months ago | reply

      Cool photo. Wow.

    4. JoeDuck 75 months ago | reply

      Whoops and OMFG Scoble you just turned off the INTERNET!

    5. Robert Scoble 75 months ago | reply

      Don't worry, the machine was under glass. Heheh.

    6. blmurch 75 months ago | reply

      Oh that's cool.

      http://reddit.com/?count=25&after=t3_68c0t (?)

    7. s_nattress 75 months ago | reply

      I wonder, is the book in the bottom of the shot Tim's by any chance?

    8. Jason-Morrison 75 months ago | reply

      Great photo - a little piece of internet history.

    9. MacSmiley 75 months ago | reply

      Fun. I love telling people that NeXTSTEP was Mac OS X's great grandpa!

      Congratulations! I've posted this photo to my tumblelog!

    10. roughtimes 75 months ago | reply

      umm...This isn't Al Gores computer.

    11. br3w 75 months ago | reply

      *click* Internet on! *click* Internet off!

    12. Robert Scoble 75 months ago | reply

      s_nattress: the book is one that Tim used as a kid and got inspiration from. It's an encyclopedia of some kind. Sorry that I don't have more info on it.

    13. EdLass 75 months ago | reply

      The book is Enquire Within Upon Everything. Sir Tim talks about its significance at the beginning of his own book. Wikimedia has a zoomed out photo and its summary is also my source. :)

    14. shoden 75 months ago | reply

      Silly roughtimes, Tim just watched a secret documentary that Gore produced and did the dirty work.

    15. photofiend358 75 months ago | reply

      Ah, NeXT. In 1988 or 1989 my university (small, liberal arts place in western Pennsylvania) decided to invest in these and network the entire campus. Little did I know where things would go from there!

    16. Guy R 75 months ago | reply

      I loved NeXTStep ! It just worked.

    17. Digital Sextant 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks for CCing this photo. I just used it on my blog.

    18. Jonnysblog 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the CC. Using it on my geeky blog too...
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